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Introduction to IRMSA
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The Institute of Risk Management was formed through the amalgamation of The Society of Risk Managers (SRM) and The South African Risk and Insurance Manager Association (SARIMA) in September 2003.

Operating from permanent offices in Johannesburg, it is a registered non-profit organisation representing individuals and companies committed to the enhancement of the Risk Management discipline in its widest context - enterprise-wide.

The effective management of risk is central to the achievement of any Company’s vision. By understanding and managing risk they can provide greater certainty and security for all their employees, customers and stakeholders. They will be better informed, more decisive and move with increased confidence to achieve their vision and objectives. Risk Management also forms a crucial part of Corporate Governance and is mandated by King III as well as the Companies Act.

Taking the above into consideration, the Institute has embodied the essence of this principle in delivery of a range of services including:

·Professional accreditation of individual members.

·A forum for discussion of and interaction on current risk issues.

·A credible platform enabling practitioners to speak on matters affecting the discipline.

·Research and project development.

·Education and Training.

·Opportunities for networking and professional development through conferences, briefings and topic focused workshops.

The Institute of Risk Management South Africa is the leading source of information and

networking opportunities within the Risk Management industry, with members from

a wide range of corporations both from the private and public sector.

Our non-profit organisation aims at representing individuals and

companies committed to the enhancement of the Risk

Management discipline.

Since the formation of the Institute of Risk Management of South Africa (IRMSA) in 2002, its committees have constantly acknowledged both itsimportance ofrole as custodians of best Risk Management (RM)practice, and its deep responsibility to develop the profession and individuals in the occupation of Organisational Risk Manager (ORM). Further to this, we believe that we need to acknowledge best practices in South Africa, thus our yearly Risk Management Awards are very close to our hearts.

The Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) host the annual Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner as well as the Annual Conference.

The IRMSA Risk Management Awards recognises and rewards South Africa’s top Risk Management Professionals. The Awards Programme has been established specifically to acknowledge, encourage and celebrate excellence within the Risk Management Sector.

The Risk Management Awards are presented at our annual Gala Dinner, which is a showcase event to thank all our corporate members for their support, and to acknowledge those in the field of Risk Management for their phenomenal contribution.

The organisers of this event greatly acknowledge and salute organisations support and contribution to promoting Risk Management. By growing the Awards, we’re aiming to profile this initiative as the highest accolade in the Risk Management Sector in South Africa and beyond.

At the IRMSA Annual Conference in 2009, the Institute received a mandate from stakeholders to develop an occupational qualification for Risk Managers. An Educational and Technical Sub-Committee was then tasked by the IRMSA Executive Committee to drive this initiative. Being recognized as the Professional Body for Risk Management in South Africa by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) in 2012 has elevated IRMSA to the next level and has created an awareness of Risk Management in South Africa for those working in the industry. This goes hand in hand with the development of the Risk Management Qualifications (Organisational Risk Officer and the Organisational Risk Practitioner Qualifications) that IRMSA is currently developing with BANKSETA and the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). Risk Managers finally have the opportunity to climb a professional ladder and be accredited as Professional Risk Managers in South Africa by being members of IRMSA.

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